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Roof bars for utility
How can roof bars make your vehicle more utilitarian?
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Wishing to set out for a long drive? Looking forward to a memorable trip with no compromise on the leg room inside your car? Obviously, you need to put your luggage on top of the car and if your car has couple of roof bars, the problem is solved once and for all. Whether you are venturing on a cross country tour or just going for a short trip towards the nearest beach city, packing your luggage above the roof and enjoying all the space inside the car really sounds so comforting.

Are you still not convinced of what roof bars can really do for you? Just look at these awesome benefits:

- First of all, roof bars allow you keep all your heavy luggage on top of the car and thus make a second storage space available.
- It frees the entire indoor space in a car offering more leg room and space to seat relaxed.
- Roof bars, unlike roof racks, look clean and aesthetically beautiful. Roof bars typically are slim fit attachments for your car.

Roof Racks vs Roof Bars: What to Choose?

Now that you have become convinced of what roof storage can really do for your car's comfort and storage capacity, it is time to decide between a fully-fledged roof rack or a slimmer alternative.

Is the difference between the two really worth serious consideration? Or, it is more about individual taste and sense of aesthetics? Well, there are several considerations involved in it. Many modern automakers who have a keen eye on the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle besides its utility prefers roof bars. The design of the roof bars on the Ford Galaxy is a nice example of how utility and aesthetics can find the perfect match in a vehicle.

Let us have a look at a few considerations concerning this:

- How much load you are supposed to carry will have a bearing on this decision. A full roof rack can be good for carrying too much luggage.
- Two slim roof bars atop the car will look nice and visually most organic compared to roof racks. When you do not need to carry heavy luggage frequently, roof bars are a better choice. For regular within-the-city movement roof bars are a better choice, too.
- If you need to carry luggage frequently, then for the sake of preventing your heavy load of luggage from causing permanent harm to the roof, you should choose a roof rack with solid rails instead of roof bars.
- Lastly, your choice should also take into consideration the kind of luggage you need to carry on a trip. If they are just a few bags and suitcases, roof bars can serve the purpose. Jennings as a UK car dealer offers a wide variety of options in both racks and bars.

Aesthetics vs Utility: A Tricky Question

Most car owners find a heavy roof rack on top of the car grotesque. This is why, when it comes to utility, you may take side with heavily railed roof racks, but from the aesthetic point of view roof bars are always ideal.

For car owners who go on long trips once or twice in a year, roof bars can serve their purpose where they do not carry too much luggage or extra heavy load. If you have a temperament to travel light, heavily railed racks are not needed at all. On the other hand, roof bars can also make your car look different in a utilitarian way.



Promoted by Jenna Thorne - 6 Sep 2017








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